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Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program

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The Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program is a highly selective six-week summer institute for rising college juniors offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities at the home of America’s first president just outside our nation’s capital. The program offers a dynamic and stimulating leadership curriculum that encourages students to examine their personal strengths, identify areas for growth, and ultimately take action as a leader. In that spirit, these leadership lessons are taught within a framework highlighting the inspirational leadership model of George Washington. Each week students will meet with some of the nation’s top leaders, engage with the other Fellows on leadership styles and skills, and collaborate with their assigned mentor on their individual capstone projects.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply: currently enrolled college sophomore in good standing; proven leadership ability and involvement; demonstrated interest in proposed capstone project; cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher; and current U.S. Citizen. All majors are welcome to apply and the program provides housing, transportation, meals and a $500 weekly stipend.

Deadline: Early December each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program, Research, Study Away / Domestic Exchange

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: United States

Citizenship eligibility: US Citizen, US National

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